(1836--1907) Writer, born in Portsmouth, NH. He was the author of numerous short stories, novels, and books of poetry. His most successful book, The Story of a Bad Boy (1870), was an autobiographical novel about his boyhood. Click Here
Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich. (1841--1915)
Nelson Aldrich rose from service in the Civil War and partnership in a wholesale grocery business to become one of Rhode Island's foremost financiers and the premier spokesman of Old Guard politics during the McKinley, Roosevelt, and Taft administrations. Aldrich believed that what was good for big business was good for the nation. He served in the Senate for thirty years, lobbying for banking reform and paving the way for the creation of the Federal Reserve System, which regulates America's monetary system to this day. born in Foster, RI. He was elected to Congress (1879--81), after which the Rhode Island legislature chose him for a seat in the US Senate (1881--1911). By the turn of the century he controlled the Senate for the Republicans on domestic issues, ruthlessly defending big business and a high protective tariff. Click for more!
ABBY ALDRICH ROCKEFELLER
Abby Greene Aldrich Rockefeller was born in Providence, Rhode Island on October 26, 1874, the fourth child of Abby Pearce Chapman (1845-1917) and Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich (1841-1915). Click here
Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (1908-1979)
Son of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, served as governor of the State of New York (1959-1973) and as Vice-President of the United States (1974-1977). A graduate of Dartmouth (1930), he served the Roosevelt and Truman administrations in a variety of positions. As governor, his achievements included the expansion of the State University of New York, adding thirty-one new campuses to the existing ten; efforts to protect the environment, such as pollution control and the addition of fifty state parks; the building of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza; increased facilities and personnel for medical care; creation of the New York State Council on the Arts; and support of New York State agriculture. More-Click here
Robert Aldrich (1918-1983)
Robert Aldrich, b. Cranston, R. I., Aug. 8, 1918, d. Dec. 5, 1983, was one of the most forceful American film directors to emerge in the 1950s. His first popular success was Vera Cruz (1954), which was followed by a string of other successes including What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), The Dirty Dozen (1967), and The Longest Yard (1974). His work's genuine if crude power is perhaps best seen in Kiss Me Deadly (1955) and Ulzana's Raid (1972). Such later films as Hustle (1975) and The Choirboys (1977) met increasing critical hostility. More (Click here)
Bess Streeter Aldrich
Bess Streeter Aldrich was born in Cedar falls, Iowa, on February 17, 1881. As a young teacher, she met her husband and moved to Elmwood, Nebraska. Aldrich's distinguished writing career blossomed after winning a prize from the Ladies Home Journal. Aldrich's rich pioneer heritage has inspired many books and short stories about the Midwest and its people. Her first book, Mother Mason, was published in 1924. Her most famous novel, A Lantern in Her Hand (1928), details the struggles and determination of a pioneer mother in Nebraska. Aldrich later settled in Lincoln, where she eventually died in 1954. See Bess Streeter Aldrich
Aldrich, Chester Hardy (1862-1924)
Chester Hardy Aldrich was born at Pierpont, Ohio, on the 10th of November, 1862. parents were George W. and Sophrona E. (Hardy) Aldrich. Chester Hardy Aldrich was given excellent training and educational advantages in his youth, and grew up with everything in his favor for making a success in life. He was a member of the state senate in 1907, and in 1910 was elected governor for the term beginning January, 1911. Died March 10, 1924.
Aldrich, Winthrop Williams (1885-1974)
Uncle of Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller. Born in Providence, R.I., November 2, 1885. Winthrop W. Aldrich (1885-1974) was president and chairman of the board of Chase National Bank from 1930 to 1953. During and after World War II, he was a leading figure in the organization of relief efforts and financial aid to Europe. In 1953, Aldrich was appointed U.S. ambassador to Britain, and he remained in London until 1957. He belonged to and served on the boards of many charitable organizations. Died in New York City, N.Y., February 25, 1974.
Aldrich, Cyrus (1808-1871)
Born in Smithfield, R.I., June 18, 1808. Mr. Aldrich came to Minneapolis in 1855. He was prominent in politics before and after his coming here. He served two terms in the national House of Representatives with marked ability. He was active in the establishment of the Northern Pacific Railway. He was a member of the State Legislature in 1865, and became postmaster of Minneapolis in 1867, continuing in office four years. He was in the service of the public almost continuously, and retained the confidence and esteem of the community to a remarkable degree. Member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1845-47; delegate to Minnesota state constitutional convention, 1857; U.S. Representative from Minnesota, 1859-63; candidate for U.S. Senator from Minnesota, 1863; member of Minnesota state house of representatives, 1865. Died in Minneapolis, Minn., October 5, 1871.
Aldrich, Chauncey Soper (1833-1909)
(second from left) Born in New York state in 1833 and taught at an academy before being admitted to the New York bar. When the Civil War broke out he immediately organized a volunteer company of which he was captain. He served throughout the war, part of the time as a prisoner in the infamous Libby, Andersonville, and other Confederate prisons. MORE
Aldrich, James Franklin (1853-1933) Son of William Aldrich. Born in Wisconsin, April 6, 1853. U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1893-97. Died March 8, 1933. Interment at Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
Aldrich, Richard Steere (1884-1941) Son of Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich; uncle of Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller and Winthrop Rockefeller; granduncle of John Davison 'Jay' Rockefeller IV. Born in Washington, D.C., February 29, 1884. Member of Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1914-16; member of Rhode Island state senate, 1916-18; U.S Representative from Rhode Island, 1923-33. Died in Providence, R.I., December 25, 1941. Interment at Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, R.I.
Aldrich, Truman Heminway (1848-1932) Brother of William Farrington Aldrich. Born in New York, October 17, 1848. U.S. Representative from Alabama, 1896-97. Died April 28, 1932.
Aldrich, William (1820-1885) Cousin of Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich; father of James Franklin Aldrich. Born in Greenfield Center, N.Y., January 19, 1820. Member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1859; U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1877-83. Died in Fond du Lac, Wis., December 3, 1885.
Aldrich, William Farrington (1853-1925) Brother of Truman Heminway Aldrich. Born in New York, March 11, 1853. U.S. Representative from Alabama, 1896-97, 1898-99, 1900- 01. Died October 30, 1925.